Birthstone for August
Peridot gemstone is a yellowish green to greenish yellow gem variety of the mineral olivine. You can find this green beauty at different parts of the world, or they come from meteorites or exotic places. The ancient Egyptians mined peridot on the Red Sea island of Zabargad, the source for many large fine peridots in the world’s museums. The Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun.” Peridot is one of the birthstones for August.
Refractive index: 1.65 to 1.69
Mohs Hardness: 6.5 to 7
- Clean with warm soap and water
- Clean with our McCoy Jewelers cleaner kit
- Avoid wearing peridot jewelry in situations where it may come into direct contact with harsh blows.
- Avoid rubbing on rough surfaces.
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